SWANTON, Ohio — You may see and hear more activity than usual at the 180th Fighter Wing's base in Swanton this week.
The 180th is holding full-scale readiness exercises from Aug. 2-7, which will result in increased traffic, noise from loud speakers and personnel activities in and around the base.
The readiness exercises will utilize a 24-hour operation concept to evaluate the wing's response capability through the ability to pack, prepare and deploy mission-ready personnel, aircraft and support equipment in a rapid, contested and degraded environment.
This week's exercises for the 180th are part of a minimum of two required within a five-year period for all Air National Guard Wings.
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